Ex-Army Corps Engineer Gets 20 Months For Taking Bribes

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 9:57 PM EST) -- A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison for conspiring to accept at least $10,000 in bribes from Iraqi contractors in exchange for recommending that the U.S. government approve their contracts and payment requests.

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga ordered Thomas Aram Manok, 51, who pled guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, to spend 20 months in prison with three years of supervised release. Judge Trenga also ordered that a forfeiture hearing...
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